Growing success together: today for tomorrow
Whakatupu ana i te huarahi pai mo naianei me apopo
KAINGAROA SCHOOL CLASSROOM SITES
Thursday 14 May
Kia ora whanāu,
We hope you are keeping well and staying safe. With NZ going to Alert Level 2 today, Kaingaroa School will be back onsite from next Monday the 18th May. All buses will be running at normal times.
Thank you to our school community, parents and whanau for working hard with the online learning. We appreciate all of your help during this time and are very thankful for the feedback and support you are giving your tamariki.
Kia Ora Whanau,
This website has been designed for our students to share their learning journeys with everyone and to inform whanau of current events and information specific to our school.
Term 2 starts on Wednesday 15 April and we are very excited to connect with our tamariki and help learning to continue.
Kaingaroa School website is the first point of call to access your child's class sites.
Go to the class sites button on the top bar - click. Or from the top of this page there are links to the class sites as well.
Then click your child’s class name and you are in…
Welcome to your digital classroom. This class site will be your one-stop to connect with your teacher and will have that day's learning.
Hangout link - On your child's class site will be a hangout link which they will access daily.
Hangouts are such a valuable point of connection in terms of wellbeing and for connecting with tamariki.
Please do remember that distance learning isn’t about sitting in front of a device for 5 hours and doing schoolwork-nor is it a mountain of adult-driven tasks. BALANCE is the key - letting children be creative, active, social (as much as they can be in a lockdown). Having playtime, family time, quiet time and letting them engage independently in what makes them passionate is how home learning is going to be successful. We are here to help.
Cyber Smart At Home
While we are learning at home whanau please remember to keep our tamariki cyber smart.
- Storing, charging and Chromebook use to be in a family area rather than a child’s bedroom
- Keeping communication lines open with your child around online activity
- Do you have a plan if your child is confronted with a difficult situation online?
- Check the browsing history by using the history button or ctrl +H
- Monitor the time spent on the device.
Links to Support Sites For Whanau:
Keeping safe online during Covid-19
This time together provides a unique opportunity for you as families to learn and play together, but if your child is going online on their own it’s still important to check on their safety and wellbeing. We encourage you to discuss internet safety with your child. You should agree with your children what they can do online, which sites they can visit, and remind them of appropriate online behaviour as agreed in our school Kawa of Care contract.
Learner access to technology
The Ministry of Education have surveyed schools to find out what needs whanau and students have in regards to online access. This information is currently in the process of being analysed. We will update you when we have more information from the ministry. Please refer to your child's class site on this website for learning material.
On Monday the Ministry of Health announced an online survey, called Flutracking, which asks if you have had a fever or cough in the last week and which can help us track COVID-19. You may wish to consider registering online, and help efforts to provide early detection of community spread of the flu and also of COVID-19 symptoms. If you are interested you can register online at https://info.flutracking.net/
Key dates reminder
18 May - School open @ Level 2
29 June - 3 Way conferences
3 July - Last day Term 2
2020 School Term Dates
Term 2 - 15 April - 3 July
Term 3 - 20 July - 25 September Note: 17th August - Teacher only Day/school closed for instruction.
Term 4 - 12 October - 15 December (12.30pm)
16th December School is closed for instruction as this is a Teacher Only Day, therefore the last day
School will re-open as determined by the Ministry of Education, on Monday 18th May 2020.
Take care and stay safe. Make the most of this opportunity to spend time with your whanau.